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Lustig Appointed Chair at Columbia

Lawrence Lustig, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Director of UCSF’s Douglas Grant Cochlear Implant Center, has accepted the positions of Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and Otolaryngologist-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, effective July 1, 2014.

Lustig earned a medical degree and completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UCSF. He completed a fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at John Hopkins University before serving on the faculty at Johns Hopkins. He also was a member of the Johns Hopkins Listening Center and cochlear implant team, after which he joined the faculty at UCSF. Dr. Lustig has published more than 125 articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as book chapters. He co-edited a textbook, “Clinical Neurotology: Diagnosing and Managing Disorders of Hearing, Balance and the Facial Nerve.”

“I know that Larry will be a tremendous asset at Columbia,” said department Chair Andrew H. Murr, MD, in announcing the move. “We will miss him very much at UCSF, and we wish him all the best in his new role as department chair at Columbia OHNS.”